8. What is an onsite review/visit?
The onsite visit is a verbal and visual confirmation of the MBE or WBE applicant’s ownership, management and control of the business. The MBE or WBE applicant(s) must be prepared for the visit by having all required documentation available for inspection and possible reproduction during the onsite visit (refer to the certification application, Section VIII, B for a list of documents that must be available during the onsite visit). In addition, the applicant(s) must answer any and all questions posed by Finance and Administration Cabinet personnel conducting the onsite visit.
The initial onsite visit is mandatory. Subsequent onsite visits may be conducted every three years as part of the recertification process (or more frequently if deemed appropriate by the Finance and Administration Cabinet). Onsite visits are scheduled with the applicant(s) in advance.
Out-of-State Businesses Only: If your Business has not had an Onsite Review/Visit (physically done at your place of business) performed by a governmental certifying body in the state where your principal place of business is located within the past three (3) years, you are not eligible to apply for certification in the Kentucky MWBE Program.
Finance and Administration Cabinet personnel will not conduct an onsite review/visit. However, personnel will conduct an initial telephone interview. The telephone interview is mandatory. Subsequent telephone interviews may be conducted every three years as part of the recertification process (or more frequently if deemed appropriate by the Finance and Administration Cabinet). Telephone interviews are scheduled with the applicant(s) in advance.